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The meped procession of the ngusabe celebration of Sukawati is a spectacle different from most other temple ceremonies in Bali for the participants, boys, girls, young ladies and women wear their classical fineries.


Dressed in heavily painted prada brocade strips wound tightly around their bodies, decked in heavy gold leaf and flower headresses (they really are heavy!) and adorned in their finest traditional jewelry, the girls are like dolls. They are however expected to walk the hot 3km asphalt route barefooted. They are as stoic as they appear here.


at Pura Delem Gede Sukawati, Bali, Indonesia


one of several Portraits in the temple at


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Taken on August 24, 2007